We are to imagine UU congregations as not only ignorant of their “lack of readiness” but also “resistant” to learning anything about it.
My anti-racist friends tell me I just don’t understand, or recognize, the systemic nature of racism. But no culture lives under just one system.
Rather than focus on the 50,000 or so active hard-core racists truly responsible for horrible acts, we spend our our emotional anergy on that white guilt we seem to enjoy.
We are all bits and pieces of biological, ethnic and cultural identities, and we are all subject to a complex interplay of systems.
With an assist from this blog’s co-founder, Rev. Kate Braestrup, I’m offering this handy anti-racist glossary. as a public service.